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New Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Disorder Identified

A multi-institutional study has defined and established criteria for a new neurological disease closely resembling Alzheimer’s disease called primary age-related tauopathy (PART). Patients with PART develop cognitive impairment that can be indistinguishable from Alzheimer’s disease, but they lack amyloid plaques. Awareness of this neurological disease will help doctors diagnose and develop more effective treatments for

Clark Memorial plans to join Norton Healthcare system

Clark Memorial Hospital officials have decided to pursue an acquisition by Norton Healthcare Inc. Clark Memorial said in a news release Tuesday that in light of challenges facing independent community hospitals, it has been evaluating a potential partnership with Norton for two years. The proposal must be approved by the Clark County Commissioners. Before that

New Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Disorder Identified

A multi-institutional study has defined and established criteria for a new neurological disease closely resembling Alzheimer’s disease called primary age-related tauopathy (PART). Patients with PART develop cognitive impairment that can be indistinguishable from Alzheimer’s disease, but they lack amyloid plaques. Awareness of this neurological disease will help doctors diagnose and develop more effective treatments for

Tax time: Getting your financial house in order

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note. However, there are still some changes and lingering questions about a number of extenders that could adversely impact your bottom line on both a personal and professional basis. Tony Jones, CPA,

Jan Gordon, left, and Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College

Spencerian College’s Treeva Frames-Baisas Named Instructor of the Year

Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College has received the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2014 Instructor of the Year award. Frames-Baisas joined the Spencerian College Louisville family in 2008 as a nursing clinical instructor. She is now teaching in both didactic and clinical classes and also serves as the college’s Clinical Coordinator staffing

Government Affairs

Commentary: Kentucky Continues as Top Target for Personal Injury Lawyers

It is time for Kentucky to say enough is enough to the personal injury lawyers who exploit our outdated laws, sue our healthcare providers and increase our healthcare costs. Medical malpractice liability takes a significant financial toll on Kentucky’s healthcare providers. Excessive and meritless lawsuits against caregivers increase costs for consumers and divert critical funds

Cover story malpractice caps

Time for tort reform is now

It’s one of the most controversial terms in the halls of Frankfort: tort reform. Also known as medical malpractice or legal liability, the discussion has raged for years in committee rooms and on the floor of at least one legislative chamber for several years in the Capitol. But despite moving from full reforms, to partial reforms like medical review panels, to even limiting those panels,

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EHRs

EMRs: [Slowly] working towards both intended and unintended benefits.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) or Electronic Health Records (EHR) represent a rapidly expanding portion of the medical records in this country. The fact that so many providers are switching to an electronic format for their records (while few, if any, switch back to the hand-written form) is a testament to the benefits of the electronic medium. The primary benefits are better explicated elsewhere, and some are patently obvious. EMRs

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